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Rifle Police Report

Editor’s note: The Rifle Police Department reports the following incidents and arrests. Summonses or arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.

Underage drinking: After responding to a possible domestic, police came in contact with Devin Burton, 20, of Rifle, at 12:02 a.m. on Feb. 6 in the 1100 block of East Avenue. Burton had been consuming alcohol and was summoned and released for underage possession of alcohol.

Disorderly conduct: Several witnesses and victims reported at the Rifle Police Department an incident of harassment at 12:11 p.m. on Feb. 6. Following an investigation, Jesse Allen Pressler, 25, of Rifle, was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.



Harassment, domestic violence, violation of a restraining order: Police were dispatched to the 400 block of McCarron Avenue for a domestic disturbance at 12:24 p.m. on Feb. 6. After an investigation, Michael Leroy Vanderpol, 59, of Rifle, was arrested for domestic violence, harassment and violation of protection order.

Warrant arrest: Police contacted Charaity LeAnn Hicks, 34, of Rifle, in the 1300 block of Prefontaine Avenue at 7:09 p.m. on Feb. 7. Hicks was arrested on a municipal warrant and transported to the Garfield County Jail.



Stolen vehicle: Police received a report of a stolen vehicle at 3:49 a.m. on Feb. 8 from the 500 block of Airport Road. The case is under investigation.

Stolen vehicle: Police are investigating a theft of a vehicle at 6:10 a.m. on Feb. 10 in the 2400 block Conestoga Circle.

Sales tax citation: Police issued a citation to Arthuro Sauceda, 42, of Rifle, the owner of ElKora Restaurant, at 4:14 p.m. on Feb. 10 for a sales tax license requirement.

Stolen vehicles: Police were advised of two stolen dirt bikes at 2:38 p.m. on Feb. 11 from the 500 block of Railroad Ave.

Stolen vehicle: At 11:27 a.m. on Feb. 12, police were advised of a stolen vehicle from the 1800 block of Airport Road. During investigation, it was found that the vehicle had been impounded as abandoned in another jurisdiction. There are no suspects at this time.

Criminal mischief: Police took a report of damage to a fence at 3:28 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the 1000 block of West Second Street. There are no suspects at this time.

Vehicular assault: At 3:57 a.m. on Feb. 14, police were dispatched to the area of East 12th and Fir in reference to a possible vehicle assault in which a man was allegedly intentionally struck by a vehicle. The case is under investigation.

Violation of a restraining order: Police responded to a report of an intoxicated man in danger of stepping into traffic in the area of West Third Street and Railroad Avenue at noon on Feb. 14. Officers located the man, Brent Rickstrew, 50, of Grand Junction, and learned that he had a protection order which prohibited him from consuming alcohol. Rickstrew was arrested and transported to Garfield County Jail.

Warrant arrest: Police arrested William Neukirch, 27, of Glenwood Springs, for an outstanding warrant after he turned himself in at the Rifle Police Department at 12:27 p.m. on Feb. 14. He was released after posting bond.

Criminal mischief: At 2:36 p.m. on Feb. 14, police took a report of criminal mischief at Macintosh Park in which graffiti was spray-painted on the property.

Theft: Police took a report of theft from a business at 3:03 p.m. on Feb. 14 in the 400 block of West Second Street. After investigation, Joshua Alvin Ramsey, 26, of Rifle, was located and arrested in the 1200 block of Railroad Avenue. Ramsey was issued a summons for theft and transported to Garfield County Jail for parole violation.


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